Saturday, May 15, 2010

Busted and Broken - Street Sign

Hello Icon,

My name is Don R.  I was riding with a friend on some of the local backroads about a week after a hellacious storm.  Needless to say, there was some left over gravel and other debris waiting for us at one of our bends.  I hit the bend at around 85 and slid with my tires hitting the dirt mound where the curb should be catapulting me up over my bike through the air.  I hit a street sign with my side, slid up it bending it in half, ripping it out of the ground, and sheering off the name of the street on the top.  I rolled along the ground before stopping and when the world stopped spinning I did a bit of a self analysis while spitting blood.  All told I broke 5 ribs, fractured 3 vertebrae, collapsed my lung, and lacerated my liver and kidney.  Thanks to your original Icon Mesh Jacket and Devil Dog helmet (did I mention I am a Marine?) the sign did no external damage.  The paramedics and flight crew said your gear saved my life.  Unfortunately I never recovered my old gear (they cut it off of me), but I enclosed some of the photos from my recovery.  On behalf of my wife, kids, and family, thank you Icon.

Semper Fi,
SGT Donald R

Not quite as comfy as an airfence

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark...wait a sec

 think it might need some new plastics...and everything else


  1. Glad to here you had on good gear. You can still be their for your family. Get well soon.


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